Play Dates

July 2 & 5    Chicago, IL    GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER

August 24    Philadelphia, PA    INTERNATIONAL HOUSE

September 24    San Francisco, CA    THE CASTRO THEATRE

The Passionate Thief Play Dates


Italy, 1960
Director: Mario Monicelli
Producer: Silvio Clementelli
Cast: Anna Magnani, Totò, Ben Gazzara
Screenwriter: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli
Based on the stories "Le Risate di Gioia" & "Ladri in Chiesa" by Alberto Moravia
Cinematography: Leonida Barboni
Music: Lelio Luttazzi
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Running Time: 106 minutes

Struggling actress Tortorella (Anna Magnani) just wants to have a nice time on New Year's Eve, but before long she is unwittingly dragged into a night of attempted thievery by her constantly-broke friend Umberto (Totò) and his partner-in-crime for the night Lello (Ben Gazzara).

Reviews and Quotes 2

"A sympathetic portrait of complex individuals."
- Zachary Wigon, Village Voice

"A fast-paced comedy with a great setting and a great cast!"
- Michael Potemra, National Review

- Cahiers du Cinéma

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